At the age of 21, Finnigan is one of the youngest on-air personalities in the Clear Channel Communications network. Originally from Benton, Illinois, Finnigan got his start in radio at the age of 13 job shadowing at WQRL-FM. At 5:00 AM before school, he would ride his electric scooter to the radio station to work as co-host and production assistant for the local morning show. Three years later, he landed the job of night show host at WCIL-FM in Carbondale, IL and worked both there and at WQRL-FM during his junior and senior year of high school. His exceptional performance during these high school years led to a midday personality position while attending Rend Lake College on a piano scholarship. At 19, Finnigan took a giant leap to KSLZ-FM in St. Louis, Missouri as an on-air personality and conducted red carpet interviews with various stars including Miley Cyrus and Will Smith. While there, he proved himself an invaluable asset and gained extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of radio operations. While in St. Louis, he also appeared as a recurring celebrity judge on the TV shows “Harrahs Lucky Break” in 2008 and “The Next I-Bar Star” in 2009 at Harrahs Casino. Following his exceptional stint in St. Louis, Finnigan moved to the windy city and became a part of the WKSC-FM on-air family in Chicago. He continues his Business Communications degree at Columbia College in Chicago.
In 2001, he founded Finnigan Productions, a full service production company providing audio, lighting, staging and video services. Since 2004, Finnigan Productions has been involved with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a charity that supports children who grow up in abusive households. They hold an annual celebrity lip-syncing gala in Benton, IL to raise money for their charity. Finnigan produces the entire event and spends over 150 volunteer hours providing the audio, lighting, staging, set design and music arrangement to help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. The 2010 gala will take place in April. In addition to the work with CASA, Finnigan Productions has provided audio, lighting and staging for several events throughout Illinois and Missouri, including productions for Barak Obama and Pete Best of The Beatles.